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VESDA VLP & VLC End of Life Notice

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Last orders for VLP/VLC must be placed by 31st October 2019.

Last shipment date for VLP/VLC will be 31st December 2019.

When the VESDA LaserPLUS (VLP) series of detectors was released 22 years ago, it marked a new era for Aspirating Smoke Detection (ASD) technology. Since then, VESDA has evolved from being a specialist, niche technology to a pillar of the fire detection industry.

VESDA VLP is now the most widely used aspirating smoke detection product and sets the benchmark for smoke detection sensitivity, reliability, longevity, stability and efficiency of operation – confirming that Xtralis are true pioneers in the smoke detection market.

Following the success of VESDA VLP, VESDA LaserCompact (VLC) detectors were designed to provide all the benefits of ASD in single area environments and where space is limited. VLC detectors use the well-proven technology of VLP detectors combined with a modified aspirator design to provide a simplified, compact aspirating detection solution.

VESDA-E

Since the launch of VESDA-E, Xtralis’ new range of detectors, a new benchmark has been set. VESDA-E detectors provide superior detection performance; greater tolerance to nuisance alarms, lifetime stability in a huge variety of applications, added flexibility and a new range of connectivity options.

With the success, versatility and superior performance of VESDA-E VEP and VEU, Xtralis plan to increase production capacity and, as a result, have retired their VESDA VLP and VLC detectors.

Affected Products and Alternatives

VESDA-E VEU and VESDA-E VEP detectors will provide a direct replacement for VLP, and VEP-1P detectors will replace VLC detectors. Please see the table below for a high-level product comparison:

Fire 1 Lowest ThresholdVESDA VLF-500: 0.025%/m (0.008%/ft)
VESDA VLC: 0.015%/m (0.0046%/ft)
VESDA VLP: 0.015%/m (0.0046%/ft)

VESDA-E VEP-1P: 0.01%/m (0.0031%/ft)
VESDA-E VEP: 0.01%/m (0.0031%/ft)
VESDA-E VEU: 0.001%/m (0.0003%/ft)
Number of Class A Holes VESDA VLF-500: 30
VESDA VLC: 30
VESDA VLP: 30

VESDA-E VEP-1P: 30
VESDA-E VEP: 40
VESDA-E VEU: 80
Linear Pipe LengthVESDA VLF-500: 1 x 50m (1 x 150ft)
VESDA VLC: 1 x 80m (1 x 260ft)
VESDA VLP: 4 x 50m (4 x 164ft)

VESDA-E VEP-1P: 1 x 100m (1 x 328ft)
VESDA-E VEP: 4 x 70m (4 x 230ft)
VESDA-E VEU: 4 x 100m (4 x 328ft)
Branched Pipe LengthVESDA VLF-500: 2 x 30m (1 x 90ft)
VESDA VLC: 100m (328ft)
VESDA VLP: 400m (1,312ft)

VESDA-E VEP-1P: 130m (427ft)
VESDA-E VEP: 560m (1,837ft)
VESDA-E VEU: 800m (2,624ft)

Last Time Buy (LTB) and Shipping Dates

Orders for VLP or VLC detectors must be placed by 31st October 2019 and the last shipment date will be 31st December 2019.

Servicing and Spares

Warranty replacement for existing detectors will still be honoured as per Xtralis’ company policy which is two years from supply date. Following the cessation of supply, there will be a two-year support period for spares and repairs. Following this, there will be a further one-year support period for documentation.

VESDA VLP/VLC Discontinued Part Numbers and Alternatives

ProductDescriptionAlternative
VLP-100VESDA VLP, DET C/W OEM COVER, 3LEDVEP-A00-P
VLP-400VESDA VLP, DET C/W BLANK PL+FOK LEDVEP-A00-P
VLP-002VESDA VLP, DET C/W DISP+BLANKVEP-A10-P
VLP-012VESDA VLP, DET, DISP+PROGVEP-A10-P
VSP-006LP DET CHASSIS ASSY W MANIFOLDDiscontinued
VLP-00000-NFVESDA VLP, FOK, NFVEP-A00-P-NF
VLP-00200-NFVESDA VLP C/W DISP, NFVEP-A10-P-NF
VLP-01200-NFVESDA VLP, DET, DISP+PROG, NFVEP-A10-P-NF
VLC-400VESDA VLC-400, APOLLODiscontinued
VLC-500VESDA VLC, RELAYVEP-A00-1P / VLF-500-01
VLC-505VESDA VLC, VESDANETVEP-A00-1P / VLF-500-01
VLC-50000-NFVESDA VLC, RELAY, AFNORVEP-A00-1P-NF / VLF-500-01NF
VLC-50500-NFVESDA VLC, VESDANET, AFNORVEP-A00-1P-NF / VLF-500-01NF
VLC-50000-MRNVESDA VLC, RELAY, MARINEDiscontinued
VLC-50500-MRNVESDA VLC, VESDANET, MARINEDiscontinued
VLC-500-EXVESDA VLC-500, RELAY, EXN ZN2Future Replacement
VLC-505-EXVESDA VLC-505, VESDANET, EXN ZN2Future Replacement
VKT-004VESDA VLC, DEMO KITVKT-850 (VEP Demo)
XCC-011Xtralis Class C, 1600SQMICAM ILS

Eurofyre will continue to support its customers where possible. If you have any concerns or questions about Xtralis’ decision to retire it’s VESDA VLC and VLP products then please feel free to get in touch. We would be happy to advise on suitable alternatives and provide assistance during the transition.


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